Breezy today with scattered outbreaks of drizzle and light rain and some patches of hill and coastal fog. But dry in many areas with occasional bright or short sunny spells developing. Temperatures well above normal - top values of 12 to 15 C., in fresh and gusty southerly winds.
Staying breezy overnight. A few clear spells, but generally cloudy and misty with further rain, drizzle and fog at times. Much of the rain light, but there will be a few heavy bursts. Then before dawn, drier, fresher, clearer weather will develop in western areas. Very mild, lowest temperatures 8 to 11 C.
Tomorrow, Friday, will become much fresher as the day progresses. Rather cloudy in places at first, with a little rain, but this soon clearing. Overall a bright day, with some sunny spells, but showers will push in from the Atlantic. Some of these may well be heavy and with hail, over parts of Connacht and Ulster. Top afternoon temperatures of 8 to 11 C., in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
3 Day Outlook
Outlook is for more unsettled weather with rain, heavy at times, and windy periods.
It'll turn cold on Friday night with rain or hail showers in western and northwestern areas, a frost may develop for a time inland. However later in the night strengthening southerly winds will return, bringing a rise in temperatures, then a spell of rain will develop in western areas by Saturday morning.
It'll be rather windy with heavy rain in western areas at first on Saturday, spreading eastwards during the early afternoon, then clearing Saturday night. Temperatures will be between 8 and 10 degrees during the afternoon but it will feel much colder in the strong southerly winds. It'll turn cold with the clearance of the rain overnight, and there may be a touch of frost in sheltered areas but it will remain breezy.
Another band of rain will approach the west coast on Sunday morning, spreading to eastern areas during the afternoon, then turning showery on Sunday night with a risk of frost.
Monday will be largely dry to start out apart from showers at western coasts. However another spell of heavy rain accompanied by strong to gale force winds will develop for Monday evening and night.
The further outlook in to the early days of next week is for further unsettled conditions.